To satisfy an operational demand at Post Office counters, Royal Mail has produced two new definitive NVI stamps which combine the Recorded Signed For fee (currently 75p) with 1st class basic (39p) and 1st class Large (61p) postage rates.
Images of actual
blocks showing the Cylinder
numbers against the penultimate row
and the positional grid on the last row.
Enlargement showig security slit
with 'nick' at top and bottom,
suggesting Type IIa.
The stamps also have a security
overprint but with no hidden codes,
ie the same as the sheet stamps
issued in February 2009.
dates on first supplies.
Large letter - 21/10/09
Letter - 16/10/09 and 19/10/09
(Friday and Monday)
The stamps will initially be sold for £1.14 and £1.36 respectively. The images supplied appear to show self-adhesive stamps with no security features, but as these are not images of the actual stamps, and we have been provided with little technical information we cannot be sure.
The new definitive stamps will be printed by De La Rue in gravure. The Large Letter stamp is 33 x 24mm and the basic letter stamp is 24mm x 24mm, ie 4mm wider than the basic stamps in both cases.
Special postmarks available on the day of issue will be shown here. (These images are not to scale)
Additionally, any postmarks available on this date may also be applied to FDCs
- see Permanent postmarks and Other one-day postmarks
| Ref FD639
First Day of Issue Postmark
First Day of Issue Postmark
|Ref FD640NP Official Windsor non-pictorial First Day of Issue Postmark||Ref
Recorded Signed For,
Farringdon Road, London EC1
M11564 Recorded Signed For
Queen Elizabeth Rd, Birmingham
|Ref E4680 - Windsor Castle, Royal Mail permanent handstamp|
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This page updated 1 December 2009
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